2021 Gibraltar Open


The 2021 Gibraltar Open (also known as the 2021 BetVictor Gibraltar Open for sponsorship purposes) was a professional snooker tournament that took place from 1 to 7 March 2021 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes, England. It was the twelfth ranking event of the 2020–21 snooker season, and the sixth and final event in the BetVictor European Series.

2021 BetVictor Gibraltar Open
Tournament information
Dates1–7 March 2021
VenueMarshall Arena
CityMilton Keynes
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)WPBSA
FormatRanking event
Total prize fund£251,000
Winner's share£50,000
Highest break Jamie Jones (WAL) (145)
Final
Champion Judd Trump (ENG)
Runner-up Jack Lisowski (ENG)
Score4–0
2020
2022

The event was the sixth instalment of the Gibraltar Open tournament, first held in 2015. It was organised by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association and sponsored by BetVictor. The defending champion was Judd Trump, who defeated Kyren Wilson 4–3 in the 2020 final. Trump retained his title, defeating Jack Lisowski 4–0 in the final and winning 28 of the 31 frames he played in the tournament overall.[1][2] It was Trump's fifth ranking title of the season and the 22nd of his professional career. In addition to the winner's prize of £50,000, Trump secured the £150,000 European Series bonus, awarded to the player who wins the most prize money across the series, for a second consecutive season.[3]

The event featured the return to the professional tour of seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry, who initially retired in 2012.[4] Matthew Selt beat Hendry 4–1 in the first round of the tournament.[5]

Prize fund


The breakdown of the tournament's prize money is shown below:[6][7]

  • Winner: £50,000
  • Runner-up: £20,000
  • Semi-final: £6,000
  • Quarter-final: £5,000
  • Last 16: £4,000
  • Last 32: £3,000
  • Last 64: £2,000
  • Highest break: £5,000
  • Total: £251,000

Tournament draw


Below is the full draw for the event. Players in bold denote match winners.[8]

Top half

Section 1
 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
 Judd Trump (ENG) (1)4
 
 
 
 Robbie Williams (ENG)1
 
Judd Trump (1)4
 
 
 
Sunny Akani1
 
 Haydon Pinhey (ENG)1
 
 
 
 Sunny Akani (THA)4
 
Judd Trump (1)4
 
 
 
Robert Milkins0
 
 Brian Ochoiski (FRA)1
 
 
 
 Liang Wenbo (CHN)4
 
Liang Wenbo3
 
 
 
Robert Milkins4
 
 Robert Milkins (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Gary Wilson (ENG)3
 
Judd Trump (1)4
 
 
 
Alexander Ursenbacher0
 
 Zhou Yuelong (CHN) (16)4
 
 
 
 Xu Si (CHN)0
 
Zhou Yuelong (16)1
 
 
 
Alexander Ursenbacher4
 
 Yuan Sijun (CHN)1
 
 
 
 Alexander Ursenbacher (SUI)4
 
Alexander Ursenbacher4
 
 
 
Mitchell Mann0
 
 David Lilley (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Duane Jones (WAL)2
 
David Lilley3
 
 
 
Mitchell Mann4
 
 Mitchell Mann (ENG)4
 
 
 Lukas Kleckers (GER)0
 
Section 2
 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
 Rory McLeod (JAM)1
 
 
 
 Hossein Vafaei (IRN)4
 
Hossein Vafaei4
 
 
 
Allan Taylor1
 
 Andy Hicks (ENG)1
 
 
 
 Allan Taylor (ENG)4
 
Hossein Vafaei2
 
 
 
Mark Allen (9)4
 
 Iulian Boiko (UKR)4
 
 
 
 Fergal O'Brien (IRL)3
 
Iulian Boiko3
 
 
 
Mark Allen (9)4
 
 Mark Allen (NIR) (9)4
 
 
 
 Jamie Curtis-Barrett (ENG)0
 
Mark Allen (9)4
 
 
 
Ricky Walden1
 
 Scott Donaldson (SCO)4
 
 
 
 Peter Lines (ENG)2
 
Scott Donaldson2
 
 
 
Joe Perry4
 
 Joe Perry (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Mark Davis (ENG)2
 
Joe Perry2
 
 
 
Ricky Walden4
 
 Ricky Walden (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Mark Joyce (ENG)3
 
Ricky Walden4
 
 
 
Si Jiahui3
 
 Ding Junhui (CHN) (8)2
 
 
 Si Jiahui (CHN)4
 
Section 3
 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
 Kyren Wilson (ENG) (5)4
 
 
 
 Kuldesh Johal (ENG)2
 
Kyren Wilson (5)4
 
 
 
Fan Zhengyi0
 
 Oliver Brown (ENG)1
 
 
 
 Fan Zhengyi (CHN)4
 
Kyren Wilson (5)3
 
 
 
Matthew Selt4
 
 Matthew Selt (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Stephen Hendry (SCO)1
 
Matthew Selt4
 
 
 
Barry Hawkins3
 
 Barry Hawkins (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Luo Honghao (CHN)2
 
Matthew Selt4
 
 
 
Soheil Vahedi1
 
 Mark Williams (WAL) (12)4
 
 
 
 Li Hang (CHN)1
 
Mark Williams (12)3
 
 
 
Soheil Vahedi4
 
 Michael White (WAL)2
 
 
 
 Soheil Vahedi (IRN)4
 
Soheil Vahedi4
 
 
 
Tom Ford0
 
 Zak Surety (ENG)2
 
 
 
 Tom Ford (ENG)4
 
Tom Ford4
 
 
 
Jamie Jones2
 
 Steven Hallworth (ENG)2
 
 
 Jamie Jones (WAL)4
 
Section 4
 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
 Chen Zifan (CHN)4
 
 
 
 Daniel Womersley (ENG)1
 
Chen Zifan4
 
 
 
Leo Fernandez3
 
 Ian Burns (ENG)1
 
 
 
 Leo Fernandez (IRL)4
 
Chen Zifan3
 
 
 
Jimmy White4
 
 Jimmy White (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Joe O'Connor (ENG)3
 
Jimmy White4
 
 
 
Stuart Bingham (13)2
 
 Stuart Bingham (ENG) (13)4
 
 
 
 Gerard Greene (NIR)0
 
Jimmy White2
 
 
 
Chris Wakelin4
 
 Chang Bingyu (CHN)4
 
 
 
 Eden Sharav (ISR)3
 
Chang Bingyu2
 
 
 
Chris Wakelin4
 
 Nigel Bond (ENG)3
 
 
 
 Chris Wakelin (ENG)4
 
Chris Wakelin4
 
 
 
Mark Selby (4)2
 
 Ken Doherty (IRL)4
 
 
 
 Matthew Stevens (WAL)3
 
Ken Doherty2
 
 
 
Mark Selby (4)4
 
 Mark Selby (ENG) (4)4
 
 
 Sam Craigie (ENG)1
 

Bottom half

Section 5
 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
 Neil Robertson (AUS) (3)2
 
 
 
 Lei Peifan (CHN)4
 
Lei Peifan4
 
 
 
Dylan Emery3
 
 Dylan Emery (WAL)4
 
 
 
 Ben Hancorn (ENG)0
 
Lei Peifan1
 
 
 
Stuart Carrington4
 
 Andrew Higginson (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Lyu Haotian (CHN)3
 
Andrew Higginson2
 
 
 
Stuart Carrington4
 
 Stuart Carrington (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Gao Yang (CHN)0
 
Stuart Carrington4
 
 
 
David Gilbert (14)0
 
 David Gilbert (ENG) (14)4
 
 
 
 Paul Davison (ENG)1
 
David Gilbert (14)4
 
 
 
Jimmy Robertson3
 
 Jimmy Robertson (ENG)4
 
 
 
 James Cahill (ENG)2
 
David Gilbert (14)4
 
 
 
Zhao Xintong0
 
 Zhao Xintong (CHN)4
 
 
 
 Ashley Carty (ENG)1
 
Zhao Xintong4
 
 
 
Daniel Wells2
 
 Peter Devlin (ENG)3
 
 
 Daniel Wells (WAL)4
 
Section 6
 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
 Elliot Slessor (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Jackson Page (WAL)3
 
Elliot Slessor2
 
 
 
Martin Gould4
 
 Martin Gould (ENG)4
 
 
 
 David Grace (ENG)2
 
Martin Gould3
 
 
 
Jamie Clarke4
 
 Brandon Sargeant (ENG)1
 
 
 
 Aaron Hill (IRL)4
 
Aaron Hill2
 
 
 
Jamie Clarke4
 
 Yan Bingtao (CHN) (11)1
 
 
 
 Jamie Clarke (WAL)4
 
Jamie Clarke1
 
 
 
Xiao Guodong4
 
 Kacper Filipiak (POL)0
 
 
 
 Alan McManus (SCO)4
 
Alan McManus1
 
 
 
Zhao Jianbo4
 
 Zhao Jianbo (CHN)4
 
 
 
 Noppon Saengkham (THA)0
 
Zhao Jianbo1
 
 
 
Xiao Guodong4
 
 Martin O'Donnell (ENG)2
 
 
 
 Xiao Guodong (CHN)4
 
Xiao Guodong4
 
 
 
Jamie Wilson1
 
 Hamim Hussain (ENG)0
 
 
 Jamie Wilson (ENG)4
 
Section 7
 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
 Shaun Murphy (ENG) (7)4
 
 
 
 Ashley Hugill (ENG)2
 
Shaun Murphy (7)4
 
 
 
Luca Brecel1
 
 Mark King (ENG)1
 
 
 
 Luca Brecel (BEL)4
 
Shaun Murphy (7)1
 
 
 
Anthony Hamilton4
 
 Dominic Dale (WAL)0
 
 
 
 Tian Pengfei (CHN)4
 
Tian Pengfei0
 
 
 
Anthony Hamilton4
 
 Barry Pinches (ENG)2
 
 
 
 Anthony Hamilton (ENG)4
 
Anthony Hamilton1
 
 
 
Jack Lisowski (10)4
 
 Jack Lisowski (ENG) (10)4
 
 
 
 Farakh Ajaib (PAK)1
 
Jack Lisowski (10)4
 
 
 
Jak Jones1
 
 Jak Jones (WAL)4
 
 
 
 Ryan Day (WAL)3
 
Jack Lisowski (10)4
 
 
 
Fraser Patrick2
 
 Oliver Lines (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Riley Parsons (ENG)1
 
Oliver Lines3
 
 
 
Fraser Patrick4
 
 Liam Highfield (ENG)3
 
 
 Fraser Patrick (SCO)4
 
Section 8
 
Last 128
Best of 7 frames
Last 64
Best of 7 frames
Last 32
Best of 7 frames
Last 16
Best of 7 frames
 
              
 
 
 
 
 Simon Lichtenberg (GER)3
 
 
 
 Lu Ning (CHN)4
 
Lu Ning4
 
 
 
Jamie O'Neill0
 
 Lee Walker (WAL)2
 
 
 
 Jamie O'Neill (ENG)4
 
Lu Ning4
 
 
 
Pang Junxu2
 
 Pang Junxu (CHN)4
 
 
 
 Igor Figueiredo (BRA)3
 
Pang Junxu4
 
 
 
Anthony McGill (15)2
 
 Anthony McGill (SCO) (15)4
 
 
 
 Louis Heathcote (ENG)0
 
Lu Ning4
 
 
 
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh2
 
 Rod Lawler (ENG)4
 
 
 
 Jordan Brown (NIR)3
 
Rod Lawler3
 
 
 
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (THA)4
 
 
 
 Sean Maddocks (ENG)0
 
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh4
 
 
 
Ali Carter2
 
 Billy Joe Castle (ENG)3
 
 
 
 Ben Woollaston (ENG)4
 
Ben Woollaston2
 
 
 
Ali Carter4
 
 John Astley (ENG)2
 
 
 Ali Carter (ENG)4
 

Finals

 
Quarter-finals
Best of 7 frames
Semi-finals
Best of 7 frames
Final
Best of 7 frames
 
          
 
 
 
 
Judd Trump (1)4
 
 
 
Mark Allen (9)0
 
Judd Trump (1)4
 
 
 
Matthew Selt1
 
Matthew Selt4
 
 
 
Chris Wakelin0
 
Judd Trump (1)4
 
 
 
Jack Lisowski (10)0
 
Stuart Carrington4
 
 
 
Xiao Guodong1
 
Stuart Carrington3
 
 
 
Jack Lisowski (10)4
 
Jack Lisowski (10)4
 
 
Lu Ning3
 

Final

Final: Best of 7 frames. Referee: Colin Humphries
Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes, 7 March 2021
Judd Trump (1)
 England
4–0 Jack Lisowski (10)
 England
Frames: 72–18, 106–0 (106), 73–46, 94–0
106 Highest break 31
1 Century breaks 0
2 50+ breaks 0

Century breaks


A total of 80 century breaks were made during the tournament.[9]

References


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